Citizen Smith. Wolfie Smith (Robert Lindsay). Copyright: BBC.

Citizen Smith

BBC One sitcom about a Marxist group. 30 episodes (pilot + 4 series), 1977 - 1980. Stars Robert Lindsay, Cheryl Hall, Mike Grady, Hilda Braid and others.

Citizen Smith. Wolfie Smith (Robert Lindsay). Copyright: BBC.

Citizen Smith

Wolfie Smith leads South London's premier Marxist revolutionary movement - the Tooting Popular Front. Membership: 6

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1977 - 1980
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
30   (1 pilot + 4 series)
Starring
Robert Lindsay, Cheryl Hall, Mike Grady, Hilda Braid, Tony Millan, Peter Vaughan, Stephen Greif, George Sweeney and others
Writer
John Sullivan
Directors
Dennis Main Wilson and Ray Butt
Producers
Dennis Main Wilson and Ray Butt

Wolfie Smith leads South London's premier Marxist revolutionary movement - the Tooting Popular Front. Aided by his best friends Ken, Speed, and Tucker (and also on occasion by girlfriend Shirley), his constant battle against the establishment, democracy, capitalism, and much of modern society in general fails at every turn. Of course, unlike successful revolutionaries, Wolfie is more than slightly work-shy.

Production Details

Part of

Comedy Special

Production company
Also known as
  • Comedy Special: Citizen Smith (Other official name)
Soundtrack
Opening title music is The Red Flag. The closing title song, Glorious Day, was written by John Sullivan. Both were performed by Robert Lindsay.
Laugh track
Live audience

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 12th April 1977 on BBC One at 7:40pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 31st December 1980 on BBC One at 7:35pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Tuesday 7th March 2017 at 2:20am on Drama

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